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Transnational Messages 9781931202299

Transnational Messages

Experiences of Chinese and Mexican Immigrants in American Schools

ISBN-10: 193120229X
ISBN-13: 9781931202299
PUBLISHER: LFB Scholarly Publishing LLC
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Product Description: Foreword by Chief Justice Thomas R. Phillip- Acknowledgments-Part I. Introduction: Getting and Keeping a Competitive Edge- Introduction- 1. Writing like a Lawyer- 2. Writing's a Touchy Subject- 3. Focus on Density- 4. Attorneys and Writer's Block- 5. Min(d)ing the Field: Appellate Judges Speak Out-Part II. Manipulating Legal Sentences: First Aid- 6. The Long Sentence- 7. Left-Handed Sentences- 8. Marshmallow Constructions- 9. Cases and Citations Within the Text- 10. Coordination and Subordination: Defining Relationships- 11. Examining Other Professional Prose- 12. Emulating the Pro's Prose: Stylistic Consciousness- 13. Deliberate Sentence Structure- 14. Beware of Ambiguous Modifiers-Part III. Manipulating Legal Organization: Structure Is Meaning- 15. Organization and the Deductive Thrust- 16. Organizational Advice for Successful Drafting- 17. Quick Tricks for Organization-Part IV Manipulating Words: Bigger Isn't Better- 18. Jargon: Manure, Margarine, and Moderation- 19. Boilerplate: Empty Formalisms- 20. Gender-Neutral Language- 21. That's Not What I Meant-Part V. Punctuating for Clarity: The Poetry of Punctuation- 22. Allowing Commas to Create Meaning- 23. Sentence Punctuation Guide- 24. "Quotation Marks?" She Queried-or, The Arbitrary Rules Surrounding Quotation Marks- 25. That Sophisticated Semicolon- 26. Compound Adjectives and Noun Strings-Part VI. Advice and References: So Go Be an Expert- 27. Testing Your Basics- 28. Grammar Rules Versus Suggestions- 29. Advice to Partners About Advice- 30. Reference Books for Legal Writers- Index

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PAGES: 296
CATEGORY: Education, Social Science

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